- Title: YEMEN: Friday prayers after failed bomb plot
- Date: 6th November 2010
- Summary: SANAA, YEMEN (NOVEMBER 5, 2010) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF THO AL NOURAIN MOSQUE MINARET OF THE MOSQUE SIGN IN ARABIC READING "THO AL NOURAIN MOSQUE" WORSHIPPERS ARRIVING AT THE MOSQUE VARIOUS OF WORSHIPPERS LISTENING TO THE FRIDAY SPEECH PREACHER DELIVERING FRIDAY SPEECH PREACHER ADDRESSING WORSHIPPERS/WISHING VICTORY TO THE MUJAHIDEEN IN PALESTINE AND UNITY FOR THE IRAQI AND SOMALI PEOPLE VARIOUS OF WORSHIPPERS
- Embargoed: 21st November 2010 12:02
- Location: Yemen
- Country: Yemen
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Reuters ID: LVA6Y1MLLJ19O0FET32C7MLK6VIU
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Story Text: At Friday prayers in Yemen, Muslim preachers avoid speaking on security developments involving Yemen after two parcels containing bombs sent from the country were found on cargo planes headed for the United States.
As thousands of Yemenis attended prayers in the national capital Sanaa on Friday (November 5), there was little talk of security developments in the aftermath of last week's failed bomb plot.
Two parcel bombs sent from Yemen on cargo planes heading to the U.S. were intercepted in Dubai and Britain last week.
But preachers avoided speaking on the plot or global security developments involving Yemen.
At the Tho al Nourain mosque in central Sanaa, the preacher urged worshippers for unity and wished victories for the "mujahideen" in Palestine.
Yemen has been at the centre of a global security alert after the bombs were found.
A car bomb in south Yemen on Thursday killed two people and wounded at least 13 others.
Officials say the plot bore the hallmarks of the Yemen-based regional al Qaeda wing, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
In another attack on Thursday, masked gunmen shot and wounded a soldier manning a checkpoint.
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